Pozzo di San Patrizio
Pozzo di San Patrizio
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Designed in the 1530's, this uniquely engineered well was designed to supply the city of Orvieto in times of war.
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Judy S
Wollongong, Australia56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
An amazing structure and worth the trip down and back up the other side-250 stairs down and the same coming up the other side The stairs are very wide and low and there is plenty of room for people to pass if you need a break,I have a bad knee so went at my own pace rested at the bottom and a slow trip back up.So glad I didn't pass it up as it is unique. It is included on The Orvietto card which was good value if you are staying a few days and have time and interest in visiting all the sights(20 Euro each)
Written 3 December 2023
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marc n
71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I suppose as wells go this is pretty interesting, but basically it’s walk down hundreds of steps to the bottom, look up from where you came, and then walk back up.
Written 11 September 2023
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Ali61T
Aberdeen, UK197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Orvieto was a lovely surprise, up on the funicular railway a group of us decided to go down the well.€5 and 250 steps later, we were at the bottom. I'm not the fittest person, but you can go at your own pace It's not a race. The steps were wide and people could get pass you easily. Views were amazing, I'll not kid you the return journey was tough but my friends got me there, in all it took me around an hour but so glad I did it.....
Written 3 June 2023
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Eblair89
Newhall, CA7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Very very interesting. I wish there had been more information posted to read on your own. Be prepared for lots of stairs back up.
Written 27 April 2023
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Rod F
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
OK, you go down, see it from the bottom and go back up again but it's a beautiful place. If I had to choose between this and the Orvieto Underground, I would choose this. You may not learn so much but you get great photos.
Written 23 February 2023
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Nancy K
Bronx, NY17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
If you're into engineering/architectural wonders you will likely enjoy this. If you like walking down and then up uneven, downward tilting spiral stairs you will enjoy this. I have no idea where the reviewer who says there was a handrail was, as we did not find any handrails on our walk and occasionally one of the lights on the staircase were out . As a middle aged woman with her senior aged friend I was just worried one of us would sprain an ankle. Still, we got some serious exercise in and the way the stairs go in a helix is pretty great. We were drenched in sweat by the end of this experience, asking ourselves what the point was.
Written 1 November 2022
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KStulga1
Waterford, VA182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is an incredible engineering marvel. Too imagine the difficulties involved in creating this water source during that time period, bogles the mind.
Written 10 October 2022
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Leif Rune Solås
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Very cool in many ways. You get nice photos and a break from the heat since the temperature is quite a bit lower underground. We went there in the evening and had no waiting at all and plenty of space for taking the pictures. Tickets are bought at an office side by side withe the funicular. Groups of six get a discount, so team up.
Written 1 August 2022
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lotsagoldens
Surprise, AZ921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I was a little intimidated by the idea of so many steps (because of my knees), but went anyway. Happy I did it! There is a handrail, and the steps are wide on the outer side, so I stayed there. It was not very crowded, so a few people passed me; there was no pressure to go faster. You can stop at many points to look through the inner windows, which allow you to gaze up and down and take pictures. When you reach the bottom, you can take a pictures and then start up the other side. I took my time, and it only took me about 35 minutes.
Written 9 July 2022
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Marcel C
France44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This well is a real piece of art, with its perfectly laid out double stair cases. The engineering that went into designing and building it is outstanding. Enjoyed the walk all the way down and back.
Written 31 May 2022
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